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Thread: Yes, these are real.
May 14th, 2012 #261
Transparent glass frogs:
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May 14th, 2012 #262
The jewel caterpillar:
May 14th, 2012 #263
Nudibranchs are some of my favorite creatures.
May 14th, 2012 #264
The jewel caterpillar apparently eventually turns into a winged Ewok...
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May 15th, 2012 #268
Dpaint what is that monster? I really like how you didnt kill her though, I hate people who smush bugs when they can just pop them out the window.
even if they are everywhere.
I heard in normal life your almost never further than 3 feet from a spider. Im usually a lot less as they live in my hair and pants.
Another factoid "At any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive."
and "A recent article in The New York Times claimed that the world holds 300 pounds of insects for every pound of humans."
I think when we're out among the stars, encountering stuff thats so strange it hurts our minds, we'll see insects, and all things from earth, as family.
I also think we'll be pretty pissed at ourselves for allowing so much of our peeps to die. Because we ate them and stuff.
May 15th, 2012 #269
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May 15th, 2012 #271
Sharks kill 4 or 5 people a year. We kill 40 million sharks per year. Removing top predators from ecosystems sends them all out of whack.
Aside from the moral questions of destroying living things so beautiful and complex and irreplaceable they make priceless art look like a joke (and im not just speaking of charismatic megafauna like sharks, but the 3000 species per year driven to extinction by our mismanagement of our environment) but tactically its like setting fire to your sofa to make your room warm; it wont end well at all.
It makes me feel so helpless and sad and worried, i can barely stomach my steak sandwich or my refridgerated-airfreight-from-new-zealand apple.
I hope if we do survive the 21st century we come to be stewards of the earth's biosphere, and the probable ones on Europa and Iapetus and Mars, with an attitude like yours.
edit sorry 30000 species per year, not 3000.
this animal has the worlds coolest animal name. the ghost shark. sadly it couldnt be allowed to be too cool and so was also cruely mocked for its unusual snout and called the elphant shark. i cant see why, it doesnt look silly at all to me.
have you ever seen anything so strange or beautiful as those egg case things? i found a mermaids purse on a beach once, in a tide pool, and when i picked it up i saw there was a live shark embryo inside, moving around. it was amazing. so i threw it on a road.
im kidding i put it in a bin.
im kidding i put it back and later that day fell off a rock and cut th crap out of my leg and side.
Last edited by Velocity Kendall; May 15th, 2012 at 11:16 PM.
May 15th, 2012 #272
May 15th, 2012 #273
im 100% about bitching. just ask kev
although one of the projects im working on is scaleable solar, we're at the pitching to government stage, i hope it comes off it could be good, but i cant tell you more than that. oh and i dont eat sharks fin soup or wear sharksin hats.
if youre doing something good to help link me up ill join or donate or whatever.
Last edited by Velocity Kendall; May 15th, 2012 at 11:45 PM.